Katarzyna Anna Olszewska


Katarzyna Anna Olszewska was born in 1995 to a family of musicians specialized in early music, so her interest in this particular field of music developed naturally in very early childhood. In 2019 she graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow where she studied baroque violin with Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch and Zbigniew Pilch. Her repertoire includes pieces from early 17th until late 19th century (still played on gut strings). During the 2016-2017 artistic season she was a member of European Union Baroque Orchestra. As well as being a co-founder of the Modus Consort early music ensemble, with whom she has given performances at (among other venues) the Poznań Festival of Passion and Paschal Music, the Młoda Muzyka Dawna (Young Early Music) Festival or Cracow Bach Festival, she cooperates – besides Il Pomo d’Oro - with ensembles such as Arte dei Suonatori, Capella Cracoviensis, Kore Orchestra. She has taken part in numerous festivals in Poland and abroad - as a concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician or a member of various ensembles, including: Actus Humanus (Gdańsk, Poland), Kromer Biecz Festival (Biecz, Poland), Misteria Paschalia (Cracow, Poland), Opera Rara (Cracow), Muzyka w Raju (Gościkowo-Paradyż, Poland), the Korkyra Baroque Festival (Korcula, Croatia), the Urbino Musica Antica Festival (Urbino, Italy), the Glasperlenspiel Festival (Tartu, Estonia), the Bucharest Early Music Festival (Bucharest), the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition (London), Midsommer Barok Festival (Copenhagen), the Copenhagen Opera Festival, Copenhagen Baroque Festival, Trigonale Festival der Alte Musik (Maria Saal, Austria)."""